Lafayette, California

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Population in 2017: 26,440 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +10.6%
 
Males: 12,727  (48.1%)
Females: 13,713  (51.9%)
Median resident age:

45.7 years
California median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 94556, 94563.

Lafayette Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $164,484 (it was $102,107 in 2000)
Lafayette:

$164,484
CA:

$71,805

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $87,471 (it was $54,319 in 2000)

Lafayette city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: over $1,000,000 (it was $582,800 in 2000)
Lafayette:

over $1,000,000
CA:

$509,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $724,845; detached houses: $775,881; townhouses or other attached units: $546,092; in 2-unit structures: $528,297; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $486,642; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $391,975; mobile homes: $74,753; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $134,580

Median gross rent in 2017: $2,141.

March 2019 cost of living index in Lafayette: 155.6 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 4.3%
(3.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.7% for Black residents, 14.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 4.1% for American Indian residents, 29.5% for other race residents, 1.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Lafayette, CA (2017)
    • 19,61374.5%White alone
    • 2,73910.4%Asian alone
    • 1,9937.6%Hispanic
    • 1,4575.5%Two or more races
    • 2120.8%Black alone
    • 180.07%Other race alone
    • 160.06%American Indian alone
    • 110.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Lafayette detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Lafayette, California as of May 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lafayette is 5,201 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Lafayette by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(8.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
6
(24.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(8.0)
4
(16.1)
3
(11.9)
4
(15.7)
2
(8.3)
2
(8.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(7.9)
2
(7.7)
5
(19.0)
2
(7.5)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
7
(28.2)
15
(60.0)
8
(32.0)
12
(48.3)
8
(31.8)
7
(27.4)
2
(8.3)
7
(28.6)
6
(24.2)
7
(27.6)
5
(19.3)
5
(19.0)
4
(15.1)
5
(18.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
15
(60.4)
7
(28.0)
15
(60.0)
7
(28.2)
14
(55.7)
9
(35.3)
5
(20.7)
12
(49.0)
15
(60.4)
8
(31.6)
7
(27.0)
3
(11.4)
1
(3.8)
5
(18.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
112
(451.1)
119
(476.2)
117
(467.9)
127
(510.8)
129
(513.4)
116
(454.4)
110
(455.0)
101
(412.1)
110
(443.0)
96
(378.6)
49
(189.3)
65
(247.6)
41
(154.8)
23
(85.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
322
(1,297)
317
(1,269)
258
(1,032)
400
(1,609)
344
(1,369)
293
(1,148)
251
(1,038)
292
(1,191)
275
(1,108)
324
(1,278)
433
(1,673)
288
(1,097)
N/A191
(712.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
55
(221.5)
57
(228.1)
58
(231.9)
38
(152.8)
30
(119.4)
38
(148.9)
32
(132.4)
26
(106.1)
28
(112.8)
19
(74.9)
41
(158.4)
41
(156.2)
19
(71.7)
17
(63.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(4.0)
2
(8.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(8.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(15.2)
1
(3.8)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)157.2125.9120.6145.3130.5117.497.2109.9103.7104.5110.296.971.448.9

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City-data.com crime index in Lafayette, CA

Crime rate in Lafayette detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
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Ancestries: Irish (7.3%), German (7.3%), European (6.4%), English (5.8%), American (5.1%), Italian (4.4%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 302 feet

Land area: 15.2 square miles.

Population density: 1,739 people per square mile   (low).

Lafayette, California map

3,649 residents are foreign born (4.1% Asia, 2.8% Europe, 2.3% Latin America).

This city:

13.9%
California:

27.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $10,948 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $5,978 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Walnut Creek, CA (3.7 miles , pop. 64,296).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Central Contra Costa, CA (4.0 miles , pop. 459,252).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (336.0 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Acalanes Ridge, CA (1.4 miles ),
Saranap, CA (1.4 miles ),
Castle Hill, CA (1.8 miles ),
Moraga, CA (1.8 miles ),
Reliez Valley, CA (1.8 miles ),
Orinda, CA (1.9 miles ),
Walnut Creek, CA (1.9 miles ),
Central Contra Costa, CA (2.0 miles )

Latitude: 37.89 N, Longitude: 122.11 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -823 (-3.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,981 (24.3%)

Area code: 925

Distribution of median household income in Lafayette, CA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Lafayette, CA in 2017
Lafayette satellite photo by USGS

Lafayette tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.7%
California:

4.6%
Historical population in Lafayette, CA
Historical housing units in Lafayette, CA

Population change in the 1990s: +574 (+2.5%).
Most common industries in Lafayette, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (19.7%)
  • Educational services (10.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.9%)
  • Health care (9.1%)
  • Construction (6.6%)
  • Public administration (3.5%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (3.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (22.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (10.8%)
  • Construction (10.1%)
  • Health care (7.0%)
  • Educational services (4.9%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.0%)
  • Public administration (2.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (18.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (16.0%)
  • Health care (11.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.7%)
  • Public administration (4.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (2.7%)
Most common occupations in Lafayette, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.3%)
  • Lawyers (5.3%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.8%)
  • Top executives (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Computer specialists (4.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.7%)
  • Lawyers (6.9%)
  • Top executives (6.5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6.4%)
  • Computer specialists (5.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Engineers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Accountants and auditors (3.8%)
  • Lawyers (3.3%)
  • Computer specialists (3.3%)

Average climate in Lafayette, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Lafayette, California environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 105. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

105
U.S.:

74
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.400. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.400
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 10.1. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.1
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.516. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.516
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 22.4. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 13.1. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.1
U.S.:

8.5
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 0.0115. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0115
U.S.:

0.0098

Earthquake activity:

Lafayette-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 751% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 49.0 miles away from Lafayette center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1989 at 00:04:15, a magnitude 7.1 (6.5 MB, 7.1 MS, 6.9 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 57.2 miles away from Lafayette center, causing 62 deaths (62 shaking deaths) and 3757 injuries, causing $1,305,032,704 total damage
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 214.5 miles away from Lafayette center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 264.5 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 267.7 miles away from Lafayette center
On 4/25/1992 at 18:06:04, a magnitude 7.2 (6.3 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.1 MW, Depth: 9.4 mi) earthquake occurred 199.8 miles away from the city center, causing $75,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Contra Costa County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 7, Landslides: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Mudslides: 2, Drought: 1, Earthquake: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lafayette topographic map

Main business address for: BEDFORD PROPERTY INVESTORS INC/MD (REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUSTS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Lafayette:

  • LAFAYETTE CARE CENTER (1010 1ST STREET)
  • WOODLAND NURSING INN (3721 MT. DIABLO BLVD.)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Lafayette:

  • RHEEM VALLEY CONVALESCENT HOSP (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; MORAGA, CA)
  • MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES - TICE VALLEY (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; WALNUT CREEK, CA)
  • KINDRED TRANSITIONAL CARE AND REHAB - WALNUT CREEK (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; WALNUT CREEK, CA)
  • MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES-WALNUT CREEK (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; WALNUT CREEK, CA)
  • KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITAL - WALNUT CREEK Acute Care Hospitals (about 3 miles away; WALNUT CREEK, CA)
  • KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITAL HOSPICE-MARTINEZ (Hospital, about 4 miles away; WALNUT CREEK, CA)
  • ELM MANOR CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; WALNUT CREEK, CA)

Amtrak stations near Lafayette:

  • 9 miles: MARTINEZ (401 FERRY ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 11 miles: EMERYVILLE (5885 LANDREGAN ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 11 miles: BERKELEY (3RD ST. & UNIVERSITY AVE.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lafayette:

  • Saint Mary's College of California (about 4 miles; Moraga, CA; Full-time enrollment: 4,200)
  • Diablo Valley College (about 6 miles; Pleasant Hill, CA; FT enrollment: 13,015)
  • Merritt College (about 8 miles; Oakland, CA; FT enrollment: 2,842)
  • University of California-Berkeley (about 9 miles; Berkeley, CA; FT enrollment: 37,127)
  • Berkeley City College (about 9 miles; Berkeley, CA; FT enrollment: 3,146)
  • Laney College (about 11 miles; Oakland, CA; FT enrollment: 5,668)
  • College of Alameda (about 12 miles; Alameda, CA; FT enrollment: 3,071)

Public high school in Lafayette:

  • ACALANES HIGH (Students: 967, Location: 1200 PLEASANT HILL RD., Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Lafayette:

Private elementary/middle schools in Lafayette:

  • ST PERPETUA SCHOOL (Students: 279, Location: 3445 HAMLIN RD, Grades: KG-8)
  • MEHER SCHOOLS (Students: 196, Location: 999 LELAND DR, Grades: KG-5)
  • CONTRA COSTA JEWISH DAY SCHOOL (Students: 144, Location: 3836 MT DIABLO BLVD, Grades: KG-8)
See full list of schools located in Lafayette

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Private School, Elementary Contra Costa Jewish Day School, 3800 Mt. Diablo Boulevard Lafayette, CA 94549 925-284-8288

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Lafayette: Lafayette Water Treatment Plant (A), Sunnyside Pumping Plant (B), Lafayette Town Hall (C), Lafayette Branch Contra Costa County Library (D), Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Station 15 (E), Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Station 17 (F), Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Station 16 (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Lafayette: BEDFORD PROPERTY INVESTORS INC/MD (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Lafayette: Saint Perpetua's Catholic Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Lafayette Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoirs: Lafayette Reservoir (A), Leland Reservoir (B), Brookwood Reservoir (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Grizzly Creek (A), Lafayette Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Lafayette: Brook Street Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Bistro at the Park (3287 Mount Diablo Boulevard).

Birthplace of: Justin Argenal - College basketball player (UC Riverside Highlanders), Rick Cronk - Food industry businessman.

Contra Costa County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lafayette that have no violations reported:

  • WILDWOOD ACRES RESORT (Population served: 90, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.6 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

73.7%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.1%
Whole state:

7.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Lafayette in 2010:

  • 61 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 33 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 5 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Lafayette in 2000:

  • 70 people in nursing homes
  • 36 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 18 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with most branches in Lafayette (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Lafayette Mount Diablo And Moraga at 3525 Mount Diablo Boulevard, branch established on 1912/01/01; Lafayette Branch at 3630 Mt. Diablo Boulevard, branch established on 1964/12/14. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Westamerica Bank: Lafayette Branch at 3515 Mt. Diablo Boulevard, branch established on 1996/03/31. Info updated 2011/06/21: Bank assets: $4,998.1 mil, Deposits: $4,253.2 mil, headquarters in San Rafael, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 98 total offices, Holding Company: Westamerica Bancorporation
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Lafayette Branch at 3498 Mount Diablo Boulevard, branch established on 1983/02/03. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Bank of the West: Lafayette Branch at 3583 Mt. Diablo Boulevard, branch established on 1946/08/01. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas
  • Citibank, National Association: 3614 Mt Diablo Blvd Branch at 3614 Mt Diablo Blvd, branch established on 1961/02/15. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $1,288,658.0 mil, Deposits: $882,541.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, International Specialization, 1048 total offices, Holding Company: Citigroup Inc.
  • Mechanics Bank: Lafayette Branch at 3640 Mt Diablo Blvd, branch established on 2008/07/18. Info updated 2011/03/24: Bank assets: $2,991.7 mil, Deposits: $2,573.6 mil, headquarters in Richmond, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 31 total offices
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Lafayette Branch at 3492 Mt. Diablo Blvd., branch established on 2003/06/02. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • California Bank of Commerce: California Bank Of Commerce at 3595 Mt. Diablo Blvd., 2nd Floor, branch established on 2007/07/17. Info updated 2008/05/30: Bank assets: $298.4 mil, Deposits: $243.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1 total offices
  • Bank of America, National Association: Lafayette Branch at 3530 Mt. Diablo Boulevard, branch established on 1956/06/06. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Lafayette:

Marital status in Lafayette, CA
  • Never married: 24.7%
  • Now married: 62.3%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 7.7%

For population 25 years and over in Lafayette:

  • High school or higher: 97.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 71.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 33.1%
  • Unemployed: 1.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
California average:

15.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Lafayette
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Lafayette:

(Lafayette, California Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Lafayette, CA (based on Contra Costa County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic228,40034
Evangelical Protestant81,120352
Other48,553123
Mainline Protestant32,693101
Black Protestant10,39534
Orthodox2,4358
None645,429-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 181
Here:

1.78 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Contra Costa County:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 52
Contra Costa County:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 178
Contra Costa County:

1.75 / 10,000 pop.
California:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 683
This county:

6.73 / 10,000 pop.
California:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Contra Costa County:

7.1%
State:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

22.2%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.8%
California:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

56.0%
California:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

54.9%
State:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Lafayette:

28.0
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Lafayette:

19.2%
California:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Lafayette:

9.2%
California:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Lafayette:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.9%
California:

31.3%

General health condition:
This city:

60.9%
California:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Lafayette:

79.7%
State:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Lafayette, CA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 19$106,368$67,1807$12,131
Parks and Recreation 5$30,040$72,09623$25,160
Streets and Highways 5$41,740$100,1760$0
Other Government Administration 3$18,068$72,2720$0
Police - Other 2$10,042$60,2520$0
Financial Administration 2$12,146$72,8762$5,978
Housing and Community Development (Local) 1$8,200$98,4000$0
Welfare 0$0 7$6,317
Totals for Government 37$226,604$73,49339$49,586

Lafayette government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,786,000 ($143.19)
    Parks and Recreation: $731,000 ($27.65)
    Housing and Community Development: $708,000 ($26.78)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $3,920,000 ($148.26)
    Police Protection: $3,917,000 ($148.15)
    Regular Highways: $3,044,000 ($115.13)
    Parks and Recreation: $963,000 ($36.42)
    General - Other: $911,000 ($34.46)
    Financial Administration: $827,000 ($31.28)
    Libraries: $606,000 ($22.92)
    Housing and Community Development: $374,000 ($14.15)
    Parking Facilities: $306,000 ($11.57)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $291,000 ($11.01)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $226,000 ($8.55)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,101,000 ($79.46)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $91,000 ($3.44)
    Police Protection: $57,000 ($2.16)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($0.15)
    Libraries: $3,000 ($0.11)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,718,000 ($329.73)

Lafayette government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $2,161,000 ($81.73)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,068,000 ($40.39)
    Parking Facilities: $617,000 ($23.34)
    Regular Highways: $331,000 ($12.52)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $747,000 ($28.25)
    Fines and Forfeits: $591,000 ($22.35)
    Special Assessments: $203,000 ($7.68)
    Donations From Private Sources: $79,000 ($2.99)
    Rents: $15,000 ($0.57)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $691,000 ($26.13)
    Other: $514,000 ($19.44)
    General Local Government Support: $44,000 ($1.66)
  • Tax - Property: $9,718,000 ($367.55)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,973,000 ($112.44)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,609,000 ($60.85)
    Other Selective Sales: $523,000 ($19.78)
    Other License: $367,000 ($13.88)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $207,000 ($7.83)
    Other: $58,000 ($2.19)

Lafayette government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,855,000 ($1280.45)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,200,000 ($1255.67)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $655,000 ($24.77)

Lafayette government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,528,000 ($133.43)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,339,000 ($617.97)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,701,000 ($215.62)

6.39% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($99,017 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.39%
California average:

5.03%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($4,127 average AGI)
Contra Costa County:

0.05%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Alameda County, CA  1.84% ($91,463 average AGI)
from San Francisco County, CA  0.57% ($117,213)
from San Mateo County, CA  0.37% ($104,054)


6.01% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($86,076 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.01%
California average:

5.21%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,145 average AGI)
Contra Costa County:

0.07%
California average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Alameda County, CA  1.21% ($81,637 average AGI)
to Solano County, CA  0.49% ($60,452)
to San Francisco County, CA  0.35% ($86,722)
Businesses in Lafayette, CA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1McDonald's1
AT&T1Nike2
Ace Hardware1Panda Express1
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill1RadioShack1
Big O Tires1SAS Shoes1
Blockbuster1Safeway1
CVS1Starbucks3
Chico's1Subway1
Cold Stone Creamery1T-Mobile1
FedEx6Taco Bell1
H&R Block1Trader Joe's1
Jack In The Box1U-Haul1
Jamba Juice1UPS5
JoS. A. Bank1Vans3
MasterBrand Cabinets1Vons1

Strongest AM radio stations in Lafayette:

  • KTRB (860 AM; 50 kW; MODESTO, CA; Owner: PAPPAS RADIO OF CALIFORNIA, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KIQI (1010 AM; 35 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF SAN FRANCISCO LICENSE CORP.)
  • KTCT (1050 AM; 50 kW; SAN MATEO, CA; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA RADIO CORP.)
  • KNEW (910 AM; 20 kW; OAKLAND, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KFAX (1100 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: GOLDEN GATE BROADCASTING CO, INC.)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KGO (810 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KFRC (610 AM; 5 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF LOS ANGELES)
  • KYCY (1550 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KMZT (1510 AM; 8 kW; SAN RAFAEL, CA; Owner: MOUNT WILSON FM BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KABL (960 AM; 5 kW; OAKLAND, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KABN (1480 AM; 5 kW; CONCORD, CA; Owner: CONCORD AREA BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lafayette:

  • KFJO (92.1 FM; WALNUT CREEK, CA; Owner: CHASE RADIO PROPERTIES, L.L.C.)
  • KDFC-FM1 (102.1 FM; LAFAYETTE, CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KOIT-FM2 (96.5 FM; MARTINEZ, ETC., CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING CO. C/O KOIT(FM))
  • KIOI-FM1 (101.3 FM; WALNUT CREEK, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KKSF-FM1 (103.7 FM; PLEASANTON, ETC., CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KBLX-FM2 (102.9 FM; PLEASANTON, CA; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS -CA, INC.)
  • KSOL-FM3 (98.9 FM; PLEASANTON, CA; Owner: TMS LICENSE CALIFORNIA, INC)
  • KFRC-FM3 (99.7 FM; WALNUT CREEK, CA; Owner: INFINITY KFRC-FM, INC.)
  • KZBR-FM1 (95.7 FM; WALNUT CREEK, CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KISQ-FM3 (98.1 FM; CONCORD, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KMEL-FM1 (106.1 FM; CONCORD, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KLLC (97.3 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KALX (90.7 FM; BERKELEY, CA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA)
  • KSFB-FM (100.7 FM; SAN RAFAEL, CA; Owner: GOLDEN GATE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KOIT-FM (96.5 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KZBR-FM2 (95.7 FM; LIVERMORE, ETC., CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KKSF (103.7 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KFOG (104.5 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KFFG LICO, INC)
  • KSOL (98.9 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: TMS LICENSE CALIFORNIA, INC)
  • KDFC-FM (102.1 FM; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Lafayette:

  • KQED (Channel 9; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KQED, INC.)
  • KGO-TV (Channel 7; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KPIX-TV (Channel 5; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KTNC-TV (Channel 42; CONCORD, CA; Owner: KTNC LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTVU (Channel 2; OAKLAND, CA; Owner: KTVU PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRON-TV (Channel 4; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SAN FRANCISCO, INC.)
  • KMTP-TV (Channel 32; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: MINORITY TELEVISION PROJECT)
  • KBHK-TV (Channel 44; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: VIACOM TELEVISION STATIONS GROUP OF SAN FRANCISCO INC.)
  • KBWB (Channel 20; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KBWB LICENSE, INC.)
  • KOVR (Channel 13; STOCKTON, CA; Owner: SCI - SACRAMENTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KXTV (Channel 10; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: KXTV, INC.)
  • KSPX (Channel 29; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: PAXSON SACRAMENTO LICENSE, INC.)
  • KFSF (Channel 66; VALLEJO, CA; Owner: TELEFUTURA SAN FRANCISCO LLC)
  • KCRA-TV (Channel 3; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: KCRA HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KTXL (Channel 40; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: CHANNEL 40, INC.)
  • KUVS (Channel 19; MODESTO, CA; Owner: KUVS LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • KQCA (Channel 58; STOCKTON, CA; Owner: KCRA HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KVIE (Channel 6; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: KVIE, INC.)
  • KCNS (Channel 38; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: WRAY, INC.)
  • KMAX-TV (Channel 31; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: UPN STATIONS GROUP INC.)
  • KCSM-TV (Channel 60; SAN MATEO, CA; Owner: SAN MATEO COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • KFTL (Channel 64; STOCKTON, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KBIT-CA (Channel 28; SAN FRANCISCO, ETC., CA; Owner: POLAR BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KICU-TV (Channel 36; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: KTVU PARTNERSHIP)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Lafayette fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 64Number of bridges
  • 801ft / 244mTotal length
  • $887,000Total costs
  • 2,257,743Total average daily traffic
  • 59,043Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,638,714Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
New bridges in Lafayette, CA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 151950-1959
  • 131960-1969
  • 301970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 11990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Lafayette, CA
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Lafayette)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Lafayette, CA)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 237 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Lafayette)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Lafayette)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 60 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 9 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED21$539,673172$625,3151,284$448,66648$351,5012$1,080,79036$363,593
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$638,91020$666,115132$490,0827$287,1610$04$332,450
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$556,68023$606,614263$547,11514$221,1640$014$356,409
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN7$325,35616$548,854168$463,5905$200,8820$03$256,250
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$07$642,08650$557,7374$288,1380$04$388,098

Detailed mortgage data for all 10 tracts in Lafayette, CA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$460,1131$715,890
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$701,2001$785,070
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Lafayette, CA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Lafayette, CA - Value

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 34. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 70 took place in 2017, and the least - 1 in 2013. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Lafayette, CA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (35.7%), and Structure Fires (35.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Lafayette, CA
    • 18435.7%Outside Fires
    • 18135.1%Structure Fires
    • 11923.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 316.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lafayette, CA
Most common first names in Lafayette, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John17774.1 years
Robert13673.7 years
William13374.3 years
Mary11783.3 years
James8973.8 years
George8877.1 years
Margaret7981.3 years
Helen7783.2 years
Dorothy7181.0 years
Ruth5884.0 years
Most common last names in Lafayette, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4781.1 years
Anderson3578.6 years
Miller3278.6 years
Jones2980.2 years
Johnson2577.7 years
Brown2275.5 years
Davis2180.7 years
Hansen1975.5 years
Williams1877.2 years
Evans1686.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lafayette, CA
  • 81.1%Utility gas
  • 16.3%Electricity
  • 1.3%Solar energy
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Wood
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lafayette, CA
  • 70.1%Utility gas
  • 23.4%Electricity
  • 2.1%No fuel used
  • 1.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Solar energy
  • 0.7%Other fuel
  • 0.5%Wood


Lafayette compared to California state average:

  • Median household income significantly above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Lafayette on our top lists:

  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest racial income disparity between any two races with at least 200 householders"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median house value"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: professional, scientific, and technical services (population 5,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 100 best educated cities (highest percentage of bachelor degree holding residents) (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median household income (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #31 (94563) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers using charity contributions deductions in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #40 (94563) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting net capital gain/loss in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #49 (94563) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting taxable interest in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #81 (94563) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest average reported salary/wage in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #90 (94563) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2012 average reported profit/loss from business (pop 5,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
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